HOW TO: Install PGP Command Line on HP-UX

Article:HOWTO42037  |  Created: 2009-02-20  |  Updated: 2011-02-06  |  Article URL
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This article details how to install PGP Command Line on HP-UX systems.

Installing PGP Command Line on HP-UX

You need to have root or administrator privileges on the machine on which you are installing PGP Command Line.

To install PGP Command Line on an HP-UX system

  1. If you have an existing version of PGP Command Line installed on the computer, uninstall it.

  2. Download the installer file called PGPCommandLine990HPUX.tar to a known location on your system.

  3. Untar the package first. You will get the following file:

  4. Type: swinstall -s /absolute/path/to/PGPCommandLine990HPUX.depot

  5. Press Enter.
By default, the PGP Command Line application, pgp, is installed into the directory /opt/pgp/bin. You need to add this directory to your PATH environment variable in order for the application to be found.

For sh-based shells, use this syntax:


For csh-based shells, use this syntax:

set path = ($path /opt/pgp/bin)

Also, in order to access the PGP Command Line man page, you need to set the MANPATH environment variable appropriately.

For sh-based shells, use this syntax:

MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/pgp/man; export MANPATH

For csh-based shells, use this syntax:

setenv MANPATH "/opt/pgp/man"

Note: You may encounter an issue generating 2048- or 4096-bit keys on HP-UX systems running PGP Command Line if you have altered the maximum number of shared memory segments that can be attached to one process, as configured by the shmseg system parameter. if you encounter this issue, reset the shmseg system parameter to its default value of 120.

Consult your HP-UX documentation for information about how to alter system parameters.

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